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[movies]Beijing - The Summer Palace -
The Summer Palace or Yihe Yuan ( é¢åå­, Yíhé Yuán; literally "Gardens of Nurtured Harmony") is a palace in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill (60 meters high) and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water. The central Kunming Lake covering 2.2 square kilometers was entirely man made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill...
Keywords: China; Beijing Summer Palace;
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[movies]Food Court Near Old Summer Palace -
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Keywords: China; Beijing; Old Summer Palace; Food;
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[movies]From The Forbidden City to the Old Summer Palace -
The Old Summer Palace, known in China as the Gardens of Perfect Brightness (åæå­, Yuánmíng Yuán or Yuan Ming Yuan), and originally called the Imperial Gardens (御å­, pinyin: Yù Yuán), was a complex of palaces and gardens in Beijing. It is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of the walls of the Imperial City, built in the 18th and early 19th century, where the emperors of the Qing Dynasty resided and handled government affairs (the Forbidden City was used for formal c...
Keywords: China; Beijing; Old Summer Palace; bus;
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[texts]Erik Ringmar, Liberal Barbarism: The European Destruction Of The Palace Of The Emperor Of China - Erik Ringmar
In Liberal Barbarism, Erik Ringmar sets out to explain the 1860 destruction of Yuanmingyuan - the Chinese imperial palace north-west of Beijing - at the hands of British and French armies. Yuanmingyuan was the emperor's own theme-park, a perfect world, a vision of paradise, which housed one of the greatest collections of works of art ever assembled. The intellectual puzzle which the book addresses concerns why the Europeans, bent on "civilizing" the Chinese, engaged in this act of barbarism...
Keywords: Yuanmingyuan; Old Summer Palace; Beijing; European imperialism; European colonialism; Lord Elgin; Lord Palmerston; French imperialism; British empire; Qing dynasty China; 1860; Second Opium War; Treaty of Tianjin; the sublime; performances; awe; armstrong guns; hostages; barbarism; international law
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[movies]China - Mrs. J. Shipley Dixon
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Keywords: Bangkok; Thailand; Wat Arun; Thai Royal Palace; Thai dance; Dancing; Dance; Cambodia; Angkor Wat; Angkor Thom; Cambodian dance; Saigon; Ho Chi Minh City; Vietnam; Rice cultivation; Hong Kong; Funerary rites; Street life; Fishing; Marketplaces; Taoist temples; Beijing; Shanghai; Gardens; Winter Palace; Summer Palace
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